March 28, 1912
My dear Mr. Speranza: --
I gave an address the other evening before the "Sons of the American Revolution", in which I expressed my regret that because immigrants were obliged to forswear their allegiance to their own country, the more patriotic refused to become American citizens. I instanced the 30,000 Greeks in Chicago, of whom less than 3,000 have become naturalized.
The matter was reported in the papers and I have received several letters on the subject. I am enclosing one which came this morning. Perhaps your Committee could take this matter up! To me it seems a great pity that the most patriotic peoples are those who are the slowest to become Americanized!
Jane Addams [signed]